SIOBHÁN LONG Saturday 15
Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones Andy’s songbook and tune collection are wider and deeper than almost anyone else’s, and his appetite for live performance has never waned. That voice is ageless, and those fingers that blithely navigate their way around the most complex Hungarian and Bulgarian rhythms are as agile as they were more than five decades ago. Irvine is a veteran of Planxty, Patrick Street and so many seminal ensembles across the tradition, but this is a fine opportunity to catch him solo, in an intimate setting.
Na Píobairí Uilleann, Henrietta Street, Dublin
The Chieftains’ superb fiddle player, Seán Keane, has never been a man for the spotlight. Self-effacing and low key, his fiddle playing has been a defining force not only in The Chieftains, but also in the tradition. Tonight he will be interviewed by piper Seán Potts, in what promises to be a memorable ramble through the picaresque past of this fine musician.
An Góilín Singers Club, The Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin Wexford singer Lambert has been prolific in her song projects, which span The Bird Song Project; the Man, Woman and Child project; and the 1916 Song Project. She also works across Co Wexford, conducting traditional song projects in villages, unearthing and sharing locally penned songs of people and place. Her most recent endeavour involves the production of By Land